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Sergio Aguero Statue: Manchester City Honour Record-scorer To Mark A Decade Of '93:20' Goal

Sergio Aguero Statue: Manchester City Honour Record-scorer To Mark A Decade Of '93:20' Goal

That stoppage-time goal at Queens Park Rangers in 2012 changed everything for Sergio Aguero and Manchester City.

14 May 2022
Ambedkar Jayanti: Manu’s Statue In Rajasthan High Court And Dalit Activists’ Long Demand To Remove It

Ambedkar Jayanti: Manu’s Statue In Rajasthan High Court And Dalit Activists’ Long Demand To Remove It

Ambedkar Jayanti: The Manu’s statue holding Manusmriti in Rajasthan High Court has since many protests since its installation in 1989.

14 April 2022

Vijay's Statue Worth ₹4 Lakh Put Up To Celebrate ‘Beast’

Actor Vijay's film 'Beast' has hit theatres today, April 13. In order to celebrate the film's release, an electronics company in Erode district of Tamil Nadu...

Shimla's Ridge Is Over-Burdened With Statues Of Politicians

Shimla's Ridge Is Over-Burdened With Statues Of Politicians

The ridge now hosts statues of Mahatma Gandhi, Lala Lajpat Rai and a bust of Lt General Daulat Singh, the former general officer, commander-in-chief of the...

20 February 2022

The Political Allegory Of Satyajit Ray’s 'Hirak Rajar Deshe'

Ray made this film in 1980 as a sequel to 'Goopi Gayen, Bagha Bayen' (1969). It was his cinematic response to the Emergency in the garb of a children’s film.

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09 February 2022
How Hollywood Celebs Have Mastered The Art Of Public Statues

How Hollywood Celebs Have Mastered The Art Of Public Statues

Hollywood Celebs have always been honoured with public statues for their incredible contribution to creative arts by various countries. Here are some of the...


05 February 2022
Mahatma Gandhi’s Statue Vandalised In New York Manhattan Union Square

Mahatma Gandhi’s Statue Vandalised In New York Manhattan Union Square

Mahatma Gandhi’s eight-foot-high statue, located in Manhattan’s Union Square, was defaced by some unknown persons, the Consulate General of India said.


05 February 2022
PM Modi Inaugurates 'Statue Of Equality' To Honour Saint Ramanuja In Telangana

PM Modi Inaugurates 'Statue Of Equality' To Honour Saint Ramanuja In Telangana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 216-foot tall statue, ‘Statue of Equality’ to honour 11th century Vaishnavaite saint Bhagavad Ramanujacharya in...


04 February 2022
Maharana Pratap’s Statue In Lalganj And The  Rajput-Bhumihar Equation In Bihar’s Politics

Maharana Pratap’s Statue In Lalganj And The Rajput-Bhumihar Equation In Bihar’s Politics

When Bhumihar Don Munna Shukla became an MLA, he installed a big statue of Maharana Pratap at one of the busiest crossroads in Lalganj, Vaishali — perhaps to...


04 February 2022
Statues And Politics | Incidents Of Vandalism In Recent Past

Statues And Politics | Incidents Of Vandalism In Recent Past

With new statues being erected, and the old being vandalised, these sculptures have played a larger role in shaping the political discourses over the years. 


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04 February 2022
Bigger, Taller, Wider: Size Matters When It Comes To Statues

Bigger, Taller, Wider: Size Matters When It Comes To Statues

In a contest of sorts, some recent announcements around statues show how each one is being built to be bigger than the other


04 February 2022
Decolonising Our Icons, One Statue At A Time

Decolonising Our Icons, One Statue At A Time

The proposed statue of Subhas Chandra Bose at India Gate is a ‘big idea’ whose time has come


04 February 2022
Marmoreal Projections: Ambedkar, Phule And Dalit Iconography

Marmoreal Projections: Ambedkar, Phule And Dalit Iconography

Statue-building in post-colonial India has followed oppositional trajectories. While the State has tried to project Brahminical hegemony, the public has tried...


04 February 2022
Deciphering Mayawati’s Monumental Pride

Deciphering Mayawati’s Monumental Pride

Dalits have crafted unique visual metaphors to assert their identity and mark their place in politics and BSP played a big role in the process.


04 February 2022
Statues And The Construction Of Memory

Statues And The Construction Of Memory

Far from being about ‘art for art’s sake’, statues are instrument for revival of memory, or construction of new ones.


04 February 2022
Can Statues Teach Us About History? Do They Tell The Truth?

Can Statues Teach Us About History? Do They Tell The Truth?

The statues mark a point of time; time removes them; the new statues represent some different ideology; common men and onlookers remain unchanged beyond their...


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04 February 2022
The Politics Of Statues And The Various Gazes

The Politics Of Statues And The Various Gazes

Why are some statues built and others defaced? Why does no one ever build the statue of a working class man? Why are female statues shaped for the male gaze?


04 February 2022
Statues Of Women In India And The Male Gaze

Statues Of Women In India And The Male Gaze

Can public art in India, depicting admirable women from history and mythology, shed the male gaze?


04 February 2022
How Statue Wars Became A Prominent Feature Of Indian Political Landscape

How Statue Wars Became A Prominent Feature Of Indian Political Landscape

An exclusive extract from Kajri Jain’s book, ‘Gods In The Time Of Democracy’


04 February 2022
From Lenin To Saddam, How Mighty Statues Have Fallen Over Time

From Lenin To Saddam, How Mighty Statues Have Fallen Over Time

History has a serendipitous way of discarding statues that were once erected to project power and perpetuity


04 February 2022
Bigger, Taller, Higher: Mumbai’s Fascination For Skyscraper Statues

Bigger, Taller, Higher: Mumbai’s Fascination For Skyscraper Statues

The world’s tallest statue, of Shivaji Maharaj, will be the jewel in Maximum City’s crown


04 February 2022
Why Statues Of Dogra Kings Are Political Fodder For Kashmiri Politicians

Why Statues Of Dogra Kings Are Political Fodder For Kashmiri Politicians

From Ghulam Nabi Azad to Mehbooba Mufti, Valley leaders have invoked the Dogra rulers to win over Hindu-majority Jammu.


04 February 2022
How Goa Trashed The Legacy Of Former CM Manohar Parrikar

How Goa Trashed The Legacy Of Former CM Manohar Parrikar

Even compared with the most abject annals of misgovernance in India, it’s hard to get worse than what happened in Panjim in the wake of Parrikar’s absence...


23 January 2022
The Symbolism Of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s Grand Statue At The India Gate

The Symbolism Of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s Grand Statue At The India Gate

The move indicates that the government accepts the documented proof that the Britishers had to leave India due to Netaji and the Indian National Army.


12 January 2022
From Sages To Politicians, Why We Love Building Statues Of Prominent Figures

From Sages To Politicians, Why We Love Building Statues Of Prominent Figures

Can cash-strapped governments like Madhya Pradesh afford to build statues? Why do India politicians make such a great deal about erecting statues?


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